Category Archive: London

Joanne Loughrey

Joanne is Associate General Counsel of the Luxury Division at L’Oréal U.K. & Ireland.  Working closely with the L’Oréal Group legal function in Paris, she advises beauty brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Valentino and Urban Decay on a multitude of legal issues from selective distribution to advertising standards, consumer protection regulations to grey market & counterfeit products, and everything in between!  A former Talent Agent representing leading U.K. entertainment personalities, Joanne has particular experience in the brand endorsement and influencer marketing sectors, having spent a lot of time negotiating talent agreements from both sides.  Joanne chairs ISBA’s Influencer Marketing Working Group, working towards the creation of a Code of Conduct between influencers, agencies and advertisers.

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Peter Ratcliffe

Peter joined the City of London Police in 1992, and has held a variety of roles as a detective, including Divisional Crime in central London, Special Branch, specialising in counter terrorism, and police counter corruption.  

Since 2005, Peter has worked within the City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate, during which time he has managed national investigation teams, played a key role in the implementation of the Attorney General’s Fraud Review, and, more recently, managed national Asset Recovery/Money Laundering teams, recovering criminal assets worldwide.

During his time working in economic crime, Peter has also been seconded to Government, scoping future legislation, strategy and law enforcement funding, working with the Prime Minister’s policy team tackling overseas bribery and corruption, and was Staff Officer to the Police Commissioner, managing all aspects of economic crime, as well as Government policy and strategy.

Since March 2017, as Detective Superintendent, Peter has managed five national police units. These include police teams investigating bank fraud, insurance fraud, intellectual property crime, overseas bribery and corruption, and the national Economic Crime Academy. 

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Georgina McManus

Georgina is Global General Counsel and Company Secretary for the Manolo Blahnik group. Georgina’s background is in M&A, however since moving in-house a decade ago her areas of expertise have expanded significantly. Georgina is heavily involved in strategic decision-making for the business and holds a C-suite position.

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